Crossroads was another classic soap opera and Noele Gordon was the star of the show. It began in November 1964 and run until 1988 the came back in 2001 to 2003.
I am friends of Facebook with Jean Rogers who is most famous as the legendary Dolly Skilbeck but she had a role in Crossroads as Julie Shepherd, Meg's secretary. Also I have been past the grave of the comedian Max Wall in Highgate Cemetery and he played Walter Soper, a recurring character.
It is such a shame that a lot of the episodes have been wiped. I often hope that a few more lost episodes may be in a vault somewhere waiting to be discovered. Wikipedia says 4298 episodes were made overall. I reckon they should bring back the show, at least for some final ever episodes. Maybe November 2014 for the 50th anniversary.